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Enjoying airborne adventures

Coloradans are known for their love of outdoor adventures. Traditionally, these activities take place on solid ground. However, the Denver metro area also offers plenty of high-adrenaline experiences …
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Phamaly brings ‘Chicago’ to Denver Center

Singer/actor Leonard Barrett Jr. will star as Billy Flynn in productions of “Chicago,” the Kander and Ebb musical about “murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and …
“Reflections of Light” is an installation in Jane Guthridge’s exhibit, “Play of Light” at the Littleton Museum.

Light is unifying theme in exhibit at museum

“We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and darkness, that one thing against another creates.” — Jun’ichiro Tanizaki, “In Praise of Shadows.” In …
Painting by Suzanne Rothman from her exhibit, “Decadent Fusion” at Town Hall Arts Center through Aug. 3.
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World traveler’s colorful acrylics hang in gallery

“Decadent Fusion: Solo Exhibit by Suzanne Rothman” will be exhibited at Town Hall Arts Center’s Stanton Gallery through Aug. 3, with an artist’s social on July 12. Rothman, who divides her …
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Good intentions go bad in ‘Fairfield’

As almost anyone can readily attest, good intentions don’t necessarily lead to positive outcomes. This is certainly true in Eric Coble’s scathing and hilarious “Fairfield,” which takes the …

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Going beyond form and function

When many people think of art, they might picture something that just hangs on a wall or sits in a display case. But as Collin Parson, the Arvada Center’s exhibition manager and curator, sees it - …
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Colorado Symphony Orchestra flutist Catherine Peterson will perform with the Ivy Ensemble on July 10 at Hampden Hall in Englewood.
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Ensemble to perform matinee of classical music

Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s assistant principal/second flutist Catherine Peterson will perform with other members of the Ivy Ensemble — Erik Peterson on violin and Philip Stevens on viola — …
A cast of 68 presents “Bye Bye Birdie” at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton at 7 p.m. June 28, 29 and 2 p.m. June 30.
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Big cast includes kids in summer musical

Each summer Littleton United Methodist Church produces a musical with lots of Littleton and Highlands Ranch kids involved. This year it’s “Bye Bye Birdie” and director Kelly Kates says 68 …
Rio Grande Southern Locomotive No. 20 pulls into its home at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden after undergoing restoration for 12 years at the Strasburg Rail Road in Pennsylvania to get it operational again. It returned to Golden on June 4 and the museum expects it to be fully operational sometime in 2020.

‘Living history’ locomotive returns home after 12 years

Rail fans from across the country are excited that an iconic Rio Grande Southern locomotive will soon be in operation again. “It’s an important piece of railroad history, and to actually be able …
Gene Kranz was an aerospace engineer with NASA and helped direct the first lunar landing in 1969. Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum will be hosting a 50th anniversary event next month in honor of the first Americans to land on the moon.
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Apollopalooza celebrates 50th anniversary of moon landing

For those who weren’t alive on the night of July 20 a half-century ago, it’s difficult to imagine what it must’ve been like to see men land on the moon for the first time. For the millions …

Walker Stovall with the Front Ensemble of the Blue Knights.

Photos: Blue Knights march on in Denver

The Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps came to Denver on June 20 to play a stand-still performance during Civic Center Eats. The corps usually plays in formations but did a standing concert at the …
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Take a look at how the stars shine for you

There’s a name for the enormous leap in quality that television programs have seen since the turn of the century — Peak TV. Thanks to streaming options like Netflix and Hulu, the emergence of …
Antonio Soto, of Westminster, center, assists daughter Sadia, 7, with her fishing rod, as siblings Theresa, left and Victor, look on, during Northglenn's Annual Fishing Derby June 1, at E. B. Rains, Jr. Park.

Looks like a fun family fishing season

A fishing guide I enjoy time with on the upper South Platte River waters gave me a “wake up call” this week. He reported he was not taking any reservations between the last week in May and July 1 …
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Seeking the unique in exciting eateries around Denver

The dining scene in Denver is in a constant state of exciting evolution, as new chefs and restaurants find unique ways to cater to the city’s burgeoning population. And while that statement is …
Fanciful art by Kathie C. Balleh is included in the “Spectrum Instructor and Student Art Exhibition” at Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College, open through June 27.
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College holds exhibit of student, instructor artwork

Spectrum, the annual Arapahoe Community College community art class student and instructor art exhibition, is open at ACC’s Colorado Gallery of the Arts through June 27. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 …

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Egypt trip builds bridges in event shared on film

Islamophobia is certainly not a new American phenomenon, but it has been on dangerous uptick in recent years. But Canadian-Egyptian entrepreneur Tarek Mounib wanted to challenge the notion that all …
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